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PIA donates for dams, but how much?

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has made a donation to Supreme Court of Pakistan and the Prime Minister of Pakistan Diamer Basha and Mohmand Dams Fund. Secretary Aviation / Chief Executive Officer, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Muhammad Saqib Aziz, presented the cheque of over Rs 2.2 million to Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar during a meeting here in Supreme Court building. It is pertinent to mention here that Rs. 6,898,623,623 (Rs 6.8 billion) have been collected for the dams so far. Read: …

Business community gives Rs 91.9m cheque to PM Khan for dams

ISLAMABAD: A delegation of business community has handed over a cheque of Rs 91.9 million to Prime Minister Imran Khan for Diamer Bhasha and Mohmand Dams. The delegation was headed by Senior Vice President SAARC Chamber of Commerce Iftikhar Ali Malik. The business delegation assured the prime minister of their support to help succeed his endeavor for New Pakistan besides steering the country out of tough economic conditions. https://arynews.tv/en/dam-fundraising-donation-mohmand-daimer-bhasha/ The prime minister…

Bahria Town contractors announce Rs50 mn donation for dams

KARACHI: Bahria Town Karachi contractors have announced to donate Rs50 million for Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dams Fund. This announcement has been made on request of Chief Executive Officer of Bahria Town Ahmed Ali Riaz Malik. Bahria Town employees have already donated Rs42.6 million for the said fund. Following opening of an account to collect funds for construction of Diamer Bhasha and Mohmand dams on orders of the Supreme Court, the benefactors across the country are contributing to the fund on daily basis and so…

Pakistanis are expected to donate Rs173bn in charities this Ramazan

KARACHI: People of Pakistan are being generous as per their affordability when it comes to donation and charity in the holy month of Ramadan. It is expected that this year the level of charitable giving will touch the heights of about Rs 173 billion. The main reason behind such great efforts is due to obligation of Zakat in Muslims. The hike in the level of charity is of about 10% which is much more as compared to last year’s Rs 158 billion. Giving has always brought out the best in people. Throughout the decades, people…

PM urges to donate generously for cancer treatment

KARACHI: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Sunday urged philanthropists to donate generously to to provide best possible medical facilities for cancer treatment.  Addressing a fundraising ceremony for Cancer Care Hospital in Karachi, the prime minister said the government is providing the best medical facilities. However, he said more funds are needed to fight diseases like cancer which require heavy expenses and resources are inadequate. He stressed the public-private partnership can solve the problem. He…

Women more likely to donate kidney to partner than men: study

PARIS: Women are statistically far more likely to donate a kidney to a partner than receive one, according to a study released Thursday to coincide with World Kidney Day and International Women’s Day. Based on European data assessed, 36 percent of women donate a kidney to their husband in clinically suitable cases. That compares with just seven percent of clinically suitable men donating a kidney to their spouse, said the study by the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney…

Anonymous philanthropist makes $5 million bitcoin donation

LONDON: An anonymous benefactor has donated $5 million (3.53 million pounds) in bitcoin to the California-based Open Medicine Foundation, the non-profit research organisation said on Friday. The OMF said it had received $4 million on Friday, having received $1 million from the same donor last month, via the account that it holds with BitPay, a bitcoin payments firm that converted the donation into U.S. dollars. The money came from an anonymous donor calling themselves “Pine” from the Pineapple Fund, whose website says…

PTI worker urges Imran to return his Rs100 donation

ISLAMABAD: A visibly disappointed activist of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has written a letter to party chairman chairman Imran Khan, seeking to reclaim him Rs 100 donation that he gave for organising PTI’s planned sit-in on November 2 (today) in Islamabad, which changed into ‘Thanks-giving day’, ARY News reported. In a letter, the worker who identified himself as Allah Datta said: “Please return my 100 rupees and allow me a chance to say thanks.” He also added that he would continue working for the party, but insisted on…